Better Serving Teens through School Library-Public Library Collaborations

Better Serving Teens through School Library-Public Library Collaborations

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The current economic crisis has had a drastic impact on both public and school libraries. As budgets shrink, resources become scarcer, and the job of the librarian becomes harder. The conundrum of doing more with less challenges even the most seasoned professionals whose institutions face service cutbacks, disappointed patrons, and possible job eliminations or closures. This book asserts that a collaboration between school and public libraries can effectively serve the needs of two populationsa€”teens and the community at largea€”while minimizing the cost to do so. Better Serving Teens through School Librarya€“Public Library Collaborations offers thought-provoking advice and ideas for practical use in real-world libraries. The authors provide step-by-step guidance for those who wish to start, strengthen, or extend a partnership with colleagues at a sister library, covering topics ranging from teen advisory boards and collaborative programs to homework help and professional development. Veterans in the field, as well as beginners, can utilize the wealth of tools withina€”including worksheets, timelines, and checklistsa€”to leverage the capabilities of other agencies tp fortify both their own and their institutions' value.It is not unusual for parents to bring their children to the library the day after school ends, expecting that the public library ... Teachers at each grade level then determine the method of assessmenta€”a dramatic reading, an essay, a book jacket, anbsp;...

Title:Better Serving Teens through School Library-Public Library Collaborations
Author: Cherie P. Pandora, Stacey Hayman
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2013-08-15

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